ARLINGTON, VA - The Washington Capitals will host their 17th annual Salute to the Military Night on Thursday, Feb. 7, during the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m.
Salute to the Military Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces.
More than 500 service members will be in attendance at Thursday's game. With the support of corporate sponsors the Capitals have provided thousands of complimentary tickets to military personnel and their dependents the past 17 seasons.
The Capitals will pay tribute to the military throughout the evening through in-game and intermission activities. During pregame warm-ups the Capitals will wear camouflage jerseys, which will be signed and auctioned off by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation on Handbid. Additional items in the auction include autographed player-used sticks wrapped in camouflage tape, autographed pucks and a framed, team military night puck set with a puck signed by each player and coach. The auction is currently open and will and close at the end of the second intermission on Feb. 7. CLICK HERE to bid.
One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will benefit United Heroes League and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
M. Sgt. Caleb Green (Ret.) and Sgt. Major Bob McDonald will perform the national anthem.
The Capitals youth hockey flag tunnel and mites on ice will be comprised of players from Navy Youth Hockey.
The second intermission will feature the USA Warriors sled hockey team in a skills exhibition.
Salute to the Military Night is made possible by the support of partners including United Associates, Boeing, Tanium, Liuna, Hitachi Federal, Honeywell, General Atomics, Iridium, Lockheed Martin, Answer, Baker Donelson, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.